The Legacy Program
According to national mental health statistics, one out of every five adults aged 55 and older has a diagnosable mental illness. Often the signs of mental illness in older adults are either misdiagnosed or overlooked by family and other treatment providers.
The Legacy Unit at Rivendell is an acute psychiatric inpatient program for seniors and is designed to address the relationship between mental health issues and possible medical problems.
Evidence based psychiatric interventions are delivered in a positive, secure and compassionate environment.
Some of the signs of mental health issues in the elderly include:
- Increased anxiety
- Sleep disturbance
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Poor personal care
- Decrease in appetite
- Being socially withdrawn
- Memory problems
- Unexplained physical complaints
- Increased substance abuse
- Non-compliance with medication
- Unsuccessful medication trials
- Angry outbursts, combativeness
Treatment options for our senior adult psychiatric care treatment include partial hospitalization or inpatient care.
Treatment plans are based on thorough psychiatric evaluations and mental health assessments. Treatment focus is on the specific issues that need to be improved before the patient can return to their living situation.
The multi-disciplinary treatment team includes a psychiatrist, advanced practice nurse and nursing staff, licensed mental health therapist, dietician, and recreational therapist. Legacy staff are well-qualified to address medical issues commonly found in an older population.
Case managers will assist with understanding treatment options, discharge planning, aftercare needs, and working with your insurance carrier. The case manager will coordinate communication needs with the professionals you rely on at home, with your permission.
Referrals can be made by physicians, therapists, ministers, social service agencies or family members. Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Assessments can be completed at the hospital, or mobile assessments are available by appointment.
Please call 270-843-1199 or 800-548-2621 to schedule a confidential assessment or for further information.